Thomas Hasal - Vancouver Whitecaps


The Vancouver Whitecaps have signed goalkeeper Thomas Hasal to a Homegrown deal, the club announced Thursday. 

Hasal, 19, first became associated with the club in 2013 when he joined Whitecaps FC Saskatchewan Academy Centre. He moved to Vancouver in 2016 to join the club's U-18 side. 

“We see a lot of potential in Thomas,” head coach Marc Dos Santos said in a club statement. “He was recommended by our Academy coaches and we liked what we saw during preseason. With our structure in place with the U-23 development squad, he will have the opportunity to continue to grow as a goalkeeper and progress in our club.”

Hasal had 31 starts for WFC U-19 in Development Academy play from 2016-18 and has represented the Canadian youth national team at U-18, U-20 and U-23. 

“This is an amazing moment, it’s what I’ve dreamed of since I was a little kid,” added Hasal. “This is the main goal that I have had for the past few years, but nothing stops now, this is only the beginning. I would like to thank my parents and grandparents for their support, as well as coaches Raegyn Hall, Bryce Chapman, JD Blakley, Kent Kowalski, and Nuno Santos. I’m excited for what’s to come.”